Essays Tagged: "Alchemist"

Facts about China

e Chinese had calculated the value of pi more than 10 decimal places.9.)Gunpowder first blew up iun Alchemist's furnace around 800Ad and was quickly put to military use.10.)China's official name is Pe ...

(2 pages) 203 2 4.0 Jan/1994

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Medicine During Shakespeare

l' or the devil, people would literally openup a person's skull and then massage the brain.Wizards (alchemist) would mix potions, trying to find eternal life , andcures to everything. For years these ... hese alchemists tried to find a way to change leadinto gold, they as you probably know never suceed.Alchemists as crazy as they may seem to us were in reality the firstchemists discovering metals and ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Quicksilver

fair goodThe QuicksilverChemistry IOctober 25, 1996One day an ancient alchemist was sitting at his and noticed a strange silvery liquid-like metal. He called several of h ... It was passed down through the years, this chemical reaction, that formed this 'Quicksilver' as the alchemists called it. One day a French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier tested and proclaimed it a ...

(1 pages) 33 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' .

The AlchemistPaulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' is a tale about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago wh ... journey, Santiago encounters several people including a king, a gypsy woman, an Englishman, and an alchemist. Each person affects his journey in some way or another, be it positive or negative. This ... he treasure is in fact at the church back in Spain.Another example of foreshadowing occurs with the Alchemist. After Santiago and the Alchemist ride for an entire day, they come upon a Coptic monaster ...

(4 pages) 115 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Alchemist" Revised version of previous essay.

ckly as it had come...he had seen an army, with its swords at the ready, riding into the oasis. The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho, is a book about a boy who has a dream, which leads to the pursui ... ys close attention to his surroundings. However, there is one simple lesson Santiago learns from an alchemist - seldom are you believed when you possess great treasures within you - and it ends up sav ...

(3 pages) 133 1 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho: How the lesson "follow your intuition" ties into the book.

The Alchemist EssayHave you ever cheated death, because of a feeling in the gut of your stomach? Have yo ... t? All of these scenarios can be accounted for by following your heart. All throughout the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho the lesson of trusting your intuition is present.A reoccurring event in th ... had ended up spending the night over there, I don't believe I would have been so fortunate. In The Alchemist and in reality, the lesson of trusting your intuition is around every corner; make sure yo ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Alchemist

ved in the conflict but where on the other side. The novel that Yr 12 Saint Augustine Students, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is no different and is also subjective.Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you f ... pulsiveness and risk taking as well as little care for money.All of these ideals are present in the Alchemist through the thoughts, views and actions of the boy the book is centered on, Santiago. A co ...

(8 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Book Review of "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

The book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, is interesting, very well written, and has underlying meanings which anyo ... end when the boy asked why he couldn't have just been told where the treasure was, the voice of the alchemist answers, " wouldn't have seen the Pyramids. They're beautiful, aren't they." 'Seeing ... talking about the actual chest. The Englishman was mainly concerned in making gold; this is why the Alchemist showed no interest in helping him. The many occurrences of the boy losing all his money te ...

(4 pages) 79 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Alchemist, Santiago' s journey, an analyse on Santiago' s journey.

Alchemist is a story of a shepherd called Santiago and his very own legend. All the story is based o ... y to find the treasure.Then Santiago continiues to take his journey with a Camel Convoy to find The Alchemist. In that journey, he meet an english man who is also searching for the alchemist. It was a ... leave her there in the village and go to the pyramids, after he met with the Alcemist himself. This Alchemist is an unbeliavablely perceft guy who really solved the meaning of everything. He had solve ...

(7 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How was the concept of an inner journey conveyed in Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist"?

Paulo Coelho teaches us just how true those metaphors are in his novel "The Alchemist". Through a physical journey, the shepherd boy Santiago learns about mental and spiritual ... lives in. What began as a journey for worldly goods becomes a search for the treasures within. "The Alchemist" offers the notion that inner journeys are more than reaching the end, but are on-going, a ... s to recognize the importance of finding our own Personal Legends, Paulo Coelho chose to write "The Alchemist" in third-person. Santiago is referred to as "the boy" throughout the book, and this gives ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Task: What does C. Cavafy tell us about a person's journey in life in his poem "Ithaca", and how does that relate to P. Coelho's "The Alchemist"?

; the latter simply facilitates the journey. This idea of journey relates to P. Coelho's story "The Alchemist" because the book also closely follows this view. In the book, the protagonist, Santiago, ... etermination and positive thinking will get one to one's destination or to achieve one's goal. "The Alchemist" agrees with this philosophy whole-heartedly; in The Old King's own words: "There is only ...

(4 pages) 17 0 4.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Redword , Michael Bedard

s door and ask him some questions, then he started to like them and revealed his secrets. He was an alchemist and for years he was trying desperately to turn cheap metals into gold. Cass and Maddy hel ...

(1 pages) 534 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"The Alchemist's Door" VS "Seeds of Time"

in the medieval time which in turn is similar to the time period depicted in the second novel, The Alchemist’s Door. Also the characters, in both novels contain some similarities that can be exp ... tters engraved in the wall of the cave which sends them back in to the past, in the other novel The Alchemist’s Door the characters perform magic, because the main character and many other charac ...

(4 pages) 12 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Love Story

the Holy Grail. This story takes place right there.In the cold night in the town of Londinium, the alchemist worked late into the night. He was at his work usually, as he had no friends, just his wor ... ed by the mighty waves.Helga lived on in luxury and glory, surrounded by the riches the unfortunate alchemist’s will had left her. She partied, lived within the confines of her comfort with the n ...

(4 pages) 21 0 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories


onjures up a spell, as if he is some sort of magician. First, we see him as an academic, and now an alchemist, except he summons the devil. Here is an ordinary professor, loved by his neighbors, who c ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Is The Chip A Thing Of The Past?

reat thirst, the random liquid had been thrust upon him. It tasted shit, but still he drank it. The alchemist had been utterly shocked at the behaviour that followed. Mind you, not as shocked as his s ...

(2 pages) 605 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A Response to the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a very convincing and exhilarating book that tells us about following our dreams and ta ... about, taking a risk and hopefully everything would work out in the end. That is one reason why The Alchemist talks about taking advantage of everything that we are given now, so that the future we cr ... and strive to the very end in order to live up what fate has decided for me.Sources:Coelho, P. The The%20Alchemist%20by%20Paulo%20Coelho.doc

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho summarize the alchemist

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho is a story about a boy named Santiago who has spent two years shepherding ... an to the Al-Fayoum Oasis. On the caravan he meets an Englishman who tells him about a 200 year-old Alchemist. The caravan travels through the desert encountering many difficulties, but Santiago knows ... urney he slowly begins to understand the language of the world, including how to read the omens.The Alchemist is at the Oasis waiting on the caravan for in the caravan is a man that he is to teach som ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

The Walking Drum

e course of his long journey, he assumes the role of a slave, sailor, scholar, physician, merchant, alchemist, and lover. He becomes a seeker of knowledge and fortune. He stayed in castles, slave gall ... elling stories of lands that he had travelled, he earned a few gold coins. He also learned to be an alchemist, thinking he might get an invitation from Sinan, who was also an alchemist. He did get an ...

(4 pages) 1911 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Issac Newton

ut his life, Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian. He was one of the greatest scientists of all time. He is famous for many t ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History